Migrate a static website from AWS to Azure

Today we're going to look at how you can migrate a static website hosted in AWS S3 to Azure's Storage Static Websites. Before we get going there are a few things to be aware of: The Azure Static Websites feature doesn't currently support naked (or apex) domains (using a website without 'www' for example). This … Continue reading Migrate a static website from AWS to Azure

The False Promise of Cloud Auto-scale

Go to the cloud because it has an ability to scale elastically. You've read that bit before right? Certainly if you've been involved in anything remotely cloud related in the last few years you will most certainly have come across the concept of on-demand or elastic scaling. Azure has it, AWS has it, OpenStack has it.  It's one … Continue reading The False Promise of Cloud Auto-scale

Clean Backups Using Windows Server Backup and EBS Snapshots

One of the powerful features of AWS is the ability to snapshot any EBS volume you have operating. The challenge when utilising Windows 2008 R2 is that NTFS doesn't support point-in-time snapshotting which can result in an inconsistent EBS snapshot. You can still create a snapshot but it may be that one or more file … Continue reading Clean Backups Using Windows Server Backup and EBS Snapshots

Dr. Script or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Powershell

Powershell has been with us now since late 2006 but my experience is that widespread understanding and use of it is still very restricted within the .Net developer community.  If you're a Windows administrator, operator or release manager I'm sure you're all over it.  If you're job description doesn't fit in one of those three … Continue reading Dr. Script or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Powershell

Using Amazon SES for .Net Application Mail Delivery

Until March 2012 Amazon's Simple Email Service (SES) had limited support for mail being sent via existing .Net code and the IIS SMTP virtual server.  Some recent changes mean this is now possible so in this post I'll quickly cover how you can configure your existing apps to utilise SES. If you don't understand why … Continue reading Using Amazon SES for .Net Application Mail Delivery

Amazon AWS Elastic Load Balancers and MSBuild – BFF

Our jobs take us to some interesting places sometimes - me, well, recently I've spent a fair amount of time stuck in the land of Amazon's cloud offering AWS. Right now I'm working on a release process based around MSBuild that can deploy to a farm of web servers at AWS.  As with any large … Continue reading Amazon AWS Elastic Load Balancers and MSBuild – BFF